Automation Technician Levels I-III – 12 Hour Night Shifts


The position of Automation Technician requires daily interaction with Tessy’s Automation group and other manufacturing groups. Responsibilities will include daily tasks and project work relating to Tessy’s automation equipment with emphasis on keeping the machines running productively and efficiently. It is a hands-on position involving various levels of automation tasks, independent and team projects.


% Time Level I% Time Level II% Time Level IIIEssential/ Non-Essential
Level I
1. Interact with other Automation Technicians and other manufacturing groups to accomplish PM, C/Os, Minor repairs and upkeep to keep system running, and basic mechanical troubleshooting and repair.50E
2.  Assist in the maintenance of automation equipment and automation systems, reporting any issues to the Automation Supervisor, and production leads.30E
3. Communicate with team members regarding equipment condition, equipment needs, and work completed during the shift.10E
4. Continually look for new opportunities to improve current equipment, processes, and efficiencies.5N
5. Must keep worksites clean and orderly. All tools and equipment should be returned to their assigned places at the conclusion of each shift.5N
Level II
6. Responsible for completing a combination of Level I job duties as assigned.30E
7.  Responsible for the proper training of Level Is in automation procedures and tasks.20E
8. Communicate with customers and suppliers.10N
9. Interact with other Automation Technicians and other manufacturing groups to accomplish machining fabrication, complex wiring, and major C/Os. Assist in running qualifications, major repairs, and upper level trouble shooting.30E
10. Install new equipment while working with production and other departments. Follow the entire installation to make sure all automation is working correctly.10N
Level III
11. Train, assist, and evaluate Automation Technicians levels 1 and 2.20E
12. Communicates with customers and vendors regarding technical automation requirements.20E
13. Provides input and critiques automation design systems.10E
14. Runs automation qualifications and does major repairs and upper level trouble shooting.20E
15. Makes changes/revisions to basic automation designs.10E
16. Assembles quotes for average automation projects such as refurbishments and repairs and executes low to mid-level project coordination assignments.10N
17. Foresees needs in technology training to stay current with latest and future developments relating to automation equipment and techniques.10N




  1. Successful completion of the job specific training to include successfully completion of required exams.
  2. (I) High school diploma or GED and/or a minimum of 4 years manufacturing experience.

(II) A college degree (AAS or above) in Automation related field such as Electrical or Mechanical engineering and/or 3-5 years of manufacturing technician experience relating to implementation and maintaining high speed precision manufacturing equipment and inspection systems. (III) A college degree (AAS or above) in Automation related field such as Electrical or Mechanical engineering and/or 5+ years of manufacturing technician experience relating to implementation and maintaining high speed precision manufacturing equipment and inspection systems. 3. Ability to work with minimal supervision. 4. Ability to demonstrate proper use of basic hand tools. 5. Possess an attention for detail with a high degree of accuracy. 6. Basic computer experience/proficiency. 7. Ability to read and interpret documents such as engineering documentation (II), blueprints, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and SOP’s. 8. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 9. Must apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 10. Ability to problem solve involving several variables in working situations. 11. Participate in and successfully pass random/pre promotion or transfer drug testing due to safety sensitive nature of job requiring a power industrial vehicle permit. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Experience with CAD or machine vision inspection systems.
  2. Experience in machining and fabrication.
  3. Previous production related training/certifications while at Tessy. Including knowledge of injection/blow molding.
  4. Experience with industrial machine service and repair.
  5. Experience with industrial control systems and electrical systems.


Individuals should posses the following competencies to perform the job successfully.

  1. Communicates effectively in oral and written communications. Translates technical and/or procedural requirements into information that peers and customers/vendors (III) will understand.
  2. Engages and inspires others by building effective relationships within their cell while expressing confidence and trust in other’s abilities to do their jobs. Exercises appropriate authority and accepts responsibility for meeting production requirements.
  3. Implements and manages change by clarifying new processes and continuously providing communication to support change. Recognizes areas for improvement and takes actions to implement those improvements.
  4. Attention to detail with thoroughness in accomplishing tasks. Monitors and checks work, plans, and organizes time and resources efficiently.
  5. (III) Provides coaching and appropriate level of support with timely feedback to Level I and II techs. Rewards and recognizes success and views failures as opportunities to learn and grow. Engages in opportunities to expand knowledge base assuming responsibility for personal development.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, vibration and an environment with moderate noise levels.  Exposed to work near or on hot and cutting surfaces. May be required to work in a controlled environment requiring special garb (ex. coats, hairnets, and facial hair guards), gloves and prohibiting specific items.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made through our interactive process to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. The employee must:

  • Be able to move body through different positions to allow safe maneuvering of machinery/equipment and product from boxes/bins/gaylords and tables to/from the machine.
  • Be able to adhere to all safety procedures and practices
  • Be able to adhere to Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) while utilizing tools, computers, and safety devices to efficiently complete assigned work.
  • Must be able to perform manual material handling activities such as lifting and carrying equipment and bagged or boxed materials from floor level to overhead.
  • Have the ability to work in a standing position on an occasional to frequent basis is required when performing job. However, the duration may be up to the scheduled work hours.
  • Be able to walk, squat, crouch, stoop and bend forward/sideways and work in awkward postures without aids/assistive devices on occasional to frequent basis.
  • Be able to maintain balance without handholds when performing elevated work.
  • Occasionally required to climb steps and ladders. Operate foot peddle with feet.
  • Be able to push and pull with moderate to heavy force.
  • Must be able to perform with hands, fine manipulations, forceful exertions, gripping, pinching and finger pressing.
  • Have sufficient strength and movement in upper body/arms and hands to perform repetitive forward reaching.
  • Be able to seize, hold, pinch and grasp items typical of this job with good dexterity with both hands.
  • Have good eye-hand /eye-foot coordination.
  • Have the ability to lift, lower and carry up to 50 lbs. on an occasional basis (1/3 of work day) and up to 20 lbs. on a frequent basis (2/3 of work day)
  • Have specific vision abilities required by this job including: color and shading discrimination, close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.  Must possess sight and hearing senses or by the use of prosthetics that enable these senses to function adequately.
  • Be able to correctly orient/layout parts and tools using spatial reasoning and relation problem solving.

Based on the weight and frequency of material handling and required non-handling activities, the typcial day-to-day job demands of an Automation Technician carry the physical demand rating classification of Medium. This rating is set forth by The Untied States Department of Labor. * Please Note: Physical demands vary by job title, plant location, and product design.